Share this entry

Share this page

futile

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːtl; ˈfjuːtaɪl/

Translation of futile in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [attempt/effort] inútil, vano; [suggestion/question] trivial, fútil asking/trying is futile es en vano or es inútil preguntar/intentarlo
    Example sentences
    • Although residents put up pockets of resistance, their attempts were largely futile.
    • You shift from one leg to the other, but know that that is a fairly futile attempt to relieve your discomfort.
    • They do not show an act of suicide but an attempt, however futile, to escape death.

Definition of futile in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.